The Crystal Paine Show is dedicated to helping you embrace life right where you are and take practical steps to get where you want to go.

Crystal says, "My hope is that this podcast will serve as an inspiration to your week, a pause in your day to slow down and reflect a little, a looked-forward-to part of your weekly routine, a place where we can connect on a deeper level… and ultimately, I my desire is that you come away from listening to each episode feeling motivated to bloom where you are planted and take intentional steps to move in the direction you are longing to go."

Crystal is a wife, mom of 3, speaker, author, and online entrepreneur, best known for founding as well as

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137. Dating vs. Courtship: Our honest thoughts

Our topic today – our takes on courtship and dating – might be considered a bit controversial by some! You may recall an early episode of the podcast in which we talked about our own history involving this topic, and if you did hear that episode, then you may also remember that we have a…

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136. Don’t Miss Out on This Superpower! (with Jeannie Cunnion)

Longtime listeners or new listeners who have gone back and listened to our older episodes may recall one of our early episodes in which we had Jeannie Cunnion on the show as a special guest to talk about how to be a happier mom! Well, Jeannie is back again this week to discuss her new book — how it…

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135. Answering your burning questions

It has been a while since we have done this, but we are bringing it back – that is, answering your burning questions! We tackle a variety of your questions today including how Jesse felt leaving his job as an attorney, which of us handles the bills and budgeting, how arguing between us pretty much always…

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134. Our Experience with Covid

Covid… that was the last thing I expected she would test positive for when our doctor sent us to the hospital when Kierstyn was really, really sick a few weeks ago. She had come down with a fever and a really bad case of what we thought were hives all of a sudden on Saturday…

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133. Our Best Strategies for Raising “Twins”

Although we’ve never actually had twins – neither biologically nor via fostering – we have had two babies for most of the past year and a half, so we thought that we would share some of our best advice and tips on either having twins or fostering twins! The biggest thing we’ve learned is that…

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132. Family Breakfasts: What We’re Doing Instead of Family Dinners

A few years ago, we went through a season with a lot of evening activities. During that season, we decided to switch from family dinners to family breakfasts. We would all eat a hot breakfast (usually eggs and bacon, maybe toast or pancakes, too) and spend some time reading the Bible and talking together. We…

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131. A crazy travel story

Some of you may recall the podcast episode that we did last year during lockdown about some of our craziest travel stories. Well, we’re coming back at you with another round of that, sharing another crazy vacation story! This one happened on our recent trip to Kansas. We usually have good success booking hotels at…

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130. You Get What You Expect (+ some thoughts on raising teens)

“I love having teenagers!” I said this to a young mom recently who told me how she gets so discouraged with people telling her, “Just enjoy these years when they are young because it’s not going to be fun when they are teens.” She sighed and said to me, “I wish people would stop declaring…

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129. My System for Keeping on Top of Emails

Feeling overwhelmed by email? In this episode, I share some of my best tips and practices for taming the email monster — strategies I’ve learned from processing millions of emails and messages over the years (I get hundreds of emails/messages every day, so I’ve had to learn to be efficient!) In addition to talking about…

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128. Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

If you were to drop by our home on any given day right now, you’d likely find that there are dishes in the sink, crumbs on the counter, and baby toys on the floor. My bed is probably unmade. I might not be out of my PJs yet. And it may smell like a very…

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